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Love in the time of Cholera: Social Media in HealthCare – Emerging Trends.

Love in the time of Cholera: Social Media in HealthCare – Emerging Trends. | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

The Doctors, God save their ilk, are a busy lot. Between doing the rounds in the Hospitals andNursing Homes they are attached to and conducting the private practices, they hardly have a social life worth talking about. Family and friends are often mere interludes – lucid intervals, if you may, in the endless (and often maddening) rush of patients. To expect them to keep themselves abreast of the latest medical trends and be in tune with the advancements of science, at least even in their respective domains, is nothing less than sacrilege. As a matter of fact, many doctors use the interactions they are almost forced to have with the Medical Representatives of pharmaceutical and other suppliers to catch up with the latest, despite being well aware about the obvious downsides of such a course.

And it is here that Social Media is increasingly playing a stellar role. For one, like everyone else, the Doctors too have been bitten by the Bug and thankfully, they are not restricting themselves to selfies from the operation theatres. The dissemination of research findings for example, this I say in full knowledge of the fact that they are still overwhelmingly restricted to the print format, is circulating with greater frequencies between Doctors who are embracing the net to keep themselves abreast with important happenings from around the medical world. Twitter conversations that grow around specific hashtags and online patient communities for myriad ailments or concerns are increasingly engaging concerned physicians. Needless to say, such discourses in the public space is also doing a world of good to the patients apart from helping knowledge find its natural watermark.

And, all this is well beyond the one to one interactions between the patient and the Doctors that have been made possible by the increasing use of technology in general and the social media in particular. It will also be pertinent to point out the emergence of a million APPs that have come into play specifically targeting issues and concerns about healthcare, which too have demolished the walls that open existed between those needing and those administering medication.

Twitter is also emerging as the preferred platform for physicians because of its brevity and to the no-nonsense format which is also borne out by the fact that major medical conferences are now stalked mostly by their meeting specific hashtags. And, in the context, we are not even considering the steady increase in the profiles of those engaged in the medical profession in Linkedin.

This shift from the print to the social space has also impacted the way medical literature is being valued or assessed. Gone are the days of citations which have been replaced by likes and follows and page views. This system as we all know, is remarkable democratic in shifting the grains from the chaff and provides for the free flow of information – both congratulatory and condemning, with their obvious benefits.

If Twitter has breached the boundaries, then Blogs have, and read my lips, will continue to provide physicians with the voice that traditional media never gave them. There are millions of people out there who want to hear them and there are the Doctors who want to share their concerns, outside the hallowed halls of conferences (where they could speak only before peers) and their chambers (where they could speak to only a lucky few) – a dichotomy that is being addressed by the blogs. And here too, the opportunity for everyone to take part in the conversation is what is really ensuring that the ripple grows up to become the tsunami that it is destined to be.

Health Insurance entities, pharmaceutical companies, governmental bodies, medical associations, patient welfare societies … everybody is jumping into the Social Media fray, which is, again needless to say, a good thing that has happened to the medical practice in a long, long time. As a matter of fact, as more conversations take place in real time around a specific medical term, the more knowledge will be dissipated leading to more information for the laypersons to access and make their decisions on.

However, like every good thing, Social Media too comes with riders and caveats. There are concerns about ethicality, privacy and professionalism. There is also the very real fear that Social Media can be used as a tool for propaganda and the dissemination of misinformation or even the curation of content. Social Media familiarity, to coin a term, may also breed contempt. That is perhaps reason why guidelines have already been devised by clinicians from the British Journal of Urology Internationaland the European Association of Urology, for example, recommending ways to use social media responsibly.


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IBM's Watson Health, American Diabetes Association partner on cognitive apps, analytics

IBM's Watson Health, American Diabetes Association partner on cognitive apps, analytics | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson Health and the American Diabetes Association have outlined a multi-year partnership to analyze clinical and research data to better manage diabetes.The partnership was outlined at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) annual scientific powwow in New Orleans. The goal is to use data to build cognitive applications for doctors, researchers and patients.Watson Health and the ADA have been working together to analyze 300,000 patient records to model outcomes and the disease as well as manage care.
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Data is great as long as we remember that care is provided in most cases one patient and family at a time and people are pretty good at that (perhaps armed with the right information) 
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Both Medtronic and Under Armour tap IBM Watson for analytics

Both Medtronic and Under Armour tap IBM Watson for analytics | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
Today at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, IBM Watson Health announced a new partnership with Under Armour, as well as sharing new information about its partnership with Medtronic, announced last April.

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8 Exceptional Examples of Social Media Marketing in Healthcare

8 Exceptional Examples of Social Media Marketing in Healthcare | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
How eight healthcare organizations have embraced social media marketing principles to strengthen their employment brand.

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eKuore, el primer fonendoscopio electrónico inalámbrico es... valenciano

eKuore, el primer fonendoscopio electrónico inalámbrico es... valenciano | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

El primer fonendoscopio electrónico inalámbrico de uso médico operable del mundo se presenta en la principal feria europea de salud, MEDICA, que se está celebrando en Düsseldorf (Alemania), del 16 al 19 de noviembre. Este fonendoscopio inteligente, creado por la empresa valenciana eKuore, es capaz de conectarse a dispositivos móviles de forma inalámbrica y de amplificar hasta 20 veces el sonido del corazón y los pulmones eliminando sonidos indeseados, adaptando el audio de la auscultación gracias a un control de volumen.

 

El proyecto recibió el respaldo de la Unión Europea, que eligió a esta firma como una de las ganadoras del Programa Horizonte 2020, en el apartado “Investigación clínica para la validación de biomarcadores y dispositivos médicos de diagnóstico”, con el que la Comisión Europea financia los proyectos de investigación e innovación más prometedores, y comenzará a distribuirse a principios de 2016. No obstante, la compañía, integrada por un joven grupo de ingenieros, espera captar la atención de nuevos inversores que les permita seguir investigando y desarrollando nuevos productos.

 


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Can Watson mine Facebook to spot a concussion?

Can Watson mine Facebook to spot a concussion? | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

IBM is partnering with Triax Technologies to potentially harness its supercomputer for identifying head injuries on social networks.

The companies are working to embed Watson natural language capabilities into a smart impact sensor headband that Triax offers. 

Triax is among a number of companies working with wearable sensors to combat and treat concussions, which comprise the vast majority of the 3.8 million sports-related head injuries per year.

So far, the technology is being used in sensors that measure hits to the head, as well as decision support tools that help trainers and medical personnel test an athlete for evidence of a concussion immediately after the incident.

IBM and Triax could advance the ability to identify whether certain patients are in fact concussive and do so outside of a doctor's office or hospital, potentially spotting head injuries the athlete does not even know about yet. 

The technology might pick up on questionable or risky content used by an athlete in social media, for instance, then examine whether that athlete recently sustained a head injury.

"Watson's language service enables the wearable to factor in more diverse data sources such as social media to analyze sentiment and infer cognitive and social characteristics to provide a more holistic view of athletes," IBM explained in a prepared statement.

 


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Social media and the doctors who love them

Social media and the doctors who love them | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
Those who really thrive on social media have it down to an art. 

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The Future Of Health Care: Implantable Sensors

The Future Of Health Care: Implantable Sensors | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
From implantable sensors to bionic exoskeletons and gene sequencing. This the the future of health care in the next 20 years.

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5 Exciting Ways Health-Tech Startups Are Improving Lives | Entrepeneur

5 Exciting Ways Health-Tech Startups Are Improving Lives | Entrepeneur | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

We use mobile devices in many aspects of our lives. With the recent rise of wearable devices and health apps, we can now expect to manage our health in the digital world, as well. In fact, a 2015 survey from Salesforce found that 71 percent of millennial patients surveyed want to engage with their healthcare providers via a mobile app.

 

Health-tech startups are filling that desire. But health-tech startups are doing more than creating fitness apps -- they’re changing healthcare and improving lives in many fundamental ways.

 

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248151?utm_content=buffer31982&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 


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IBM’s Dr. Watson Will See You…Someday

IBM’s Dr. Watson Will See You…Someday | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

Illustration: Tavis Coburn SOURCE May 2015 The game-show-winning AI struggles to find the answers in health care Four years ago, Neil Mehta wasamong the 15 million people who watched Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter—the world’s greatest “Jeopardy!


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Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains | Popular Science

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains | Popular Science | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

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A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys.

You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.

It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires special software to access—and it’s massive. By some estimates, it is 500 times larger than the surface Web that most people search every day. Yet it’s almost completely out of sight. According to a study published in Nature, Google indexes no more than 16 percent of the surface Web and misses all of the Deep Web. Any given search turns up just 0.03 percent of the information that exists online (one in 3,000 pages). It’s like fishing in the top two feet of the ocean—you miss the virtual Mariana Trench below.

Much of the Deep Web’s unindexed material lies in mundane data­bases such as LexisNexis or the rolls of the U.S. Patent Office. But like a Russian matryoshka doll, the Deep Web contains a further hidden world, a smaller but significant community where malicious actors unite in common purpose for ill. Welcome to the Dark Web, sometimes called the Darknet, a vast digital underground where hackers, gangsters, terrorists, and pedophiles come to ply their trade. What follows is but a cursory sampling of the goods and services available from within the darkest recesses of the Internet.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 25, 2015 7:35 PM

There is a huge world out there with products and services that we normal humans have no idea about.

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IBM Watson is the Stethoscope of the 21st Century

IBM Watson is the Stethoscope of the 21st Century | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

In 2011, people witnessed an interesting competition on the television quiz show Jeopardy.


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Silicon Valley Turns Smartphones Into Mobile Health Clinics

Silicon Valley Turns Smartphones Into Mobile Health Clinics | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley companies are creating more mobile health apps and getting more financial backing than ever before. You can now use your phone to help diagnose an ear infection, and even monitor a diabetic child's blood sugar.

 

"It's the next big thing, no question about it,” Vital Connect CEO Nersi Nazari said of mobile health. Vital Connect in Campbell just launched the HealthPatch MD. It’s a patch that sticks onto the skin and provides constant heart monitoring and tracks pulse, respiratory rate, and other health metrics. It’s the first device of its kind and available for doctors or loved ones to track someone with a heart condition.


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Courtney Bonner's curator insight, March 25, 2015 1:01 PM

This is a great idea because sometimes people can not find time in their busy schedules to go over to a clinic for care. 

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AI Takes On Drug Safety

AI Takes On Drug Safety | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

IBM Watson Health tries to do what no pharma company has done: solve the drug-safety puzzle.


Big Blue has found yet another business application for its precocious cognitive computing system. IBM Watson Health is collaborating with the biopharmaceutical company Celgene to develop a new platform for evaluating the safety of drugs—both before and after they hit the market—the two companies are announcing this morning. The new offering,

 

Watson for Patient Safety,” will gobble up anonymized medical records, claims data, and millions of electronic submissions to the FDA about potential drug side effects (known as individual case safety reports) to see if it can learn about the hidden dangers of medicines before they become too costly.


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This is a fabulous application of big data in action
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Una impresora 3D es capaz de generar tejido humano | TIC Beat

Una impresora 3D es capaz de generar tejido humano | TIC Beat | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

Una investigación publicada por Nature Biotechnology desvela la creación de una impresora de material vivo capaz de fabricar tejidos y órganos para humanos.

 

El avance ha sido logrado por la escuela de medicina Wake Forest (en North Carolina, EEUU) cuyo centro de investigación en medicina regenerativa ha creado una bioimpresora capaz de recrear órganos, músculos y huesos aptos para el ser humano. Claro que esto es algo que no resulta totalmente novedoso, lo más notable es que los investigadores han implantado con éxito estas estructuras de tejido en animales vivos consiguiendo que, posteriormente, madurarán y fueran capaces de vascularizarse hasta formar parte del tejido funcional. Así, aunque las pruebas se han llevado a cabo en ratones de laboratorio, los investigadores están convencidos de que las estructuras tienen el tamaño, solidez y funcionalidad necesarias para ser utilizadas en seres humanos.

 

Leer completo en TICBeat

http://www.ticbeat.com/cyborgcultura/impresora-3d-genera-tejido-humano/

 


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Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015 | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.

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IBM's Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You--Just By Looking At Your Social Media

IBM's Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You--Just By Looking At Your Social Media | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson teamand anyone using their API can infer dozens of traits about your personality just from your social media posts.

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IBM Watson Makes Health Care Debut on the Apple Watch

IBM Watson Makes Health Care Debut on the Apple Watch | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

Imagine: You’ve been trying to keep your cholesterol low, but constant business travel means too many fast food meals and not enough exercise. What if you received recommendations on healthier restaurants nearby—from your watch? And, what if that watch also encouraged you to take a 20-minute walk? Or what if it realized that you actually hate walks and would rather take a yoga class around the block that starts at 7 p.m.?This may be the future of better health, at least if IBM’s Watson has its way. The cognitive computing wunderkind, known for its winning turn on Jeopardy!, is pairing its artificial intelligence with the mobile sensing power of Apple’s smartwatch AAPL -1.10% to create a health platform that can interact and adapt to each individual user. It’s the first time Watson’s super computing power will be used with the Apple Watch to transform how people manage their wellbeing. It all happens within an app called CaféWell Concierge, Powered by Watson.The app, developed by Welltok of Denver, takes advantage of Watson’s natural language capabilities to allow CaféWell Concierge to become more personalized over time as the cognitive computer reasons and learns. Users can talk directly to the app to ask questions about health, nutrition, exercise or even IBM’s health benefit details and get quick answers.


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IBM Watson Makes Health Care Debut on the Apple Watch

Health care goes cognitive.

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People don't use health apps until they get sick

People don't use health apps until they get sick | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
Back in March 2013, Research2Guidance counted in the neighborhood of 100,000 health, fitness and wellness apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play. That number almost certainly has increased since then.

Today, consumer health engagement company HealthMine said that while 64 percent of Americans own smartphones, just 18 percent of the general population enjoy learning health, wellness and lifestyle information via mobile apps. That’s based on a survey of 1,200 people by the Dallas-based company.

And then comes the money quote from the HealthMine press release: “Mobile health is still far from broad engagement—unless you are sick.” That’s because another HealthMine survey of 509 people with diabetes or pre-diabetes from August found that 42 percent manage their condition with mobile blood-sugar monitors, while 39 percent use mobile monitors for blood pressure.

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Watson is getting closer and closer to being your doctor

Watson is getting closer and closer to being your doctor | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson is doing something even more important than all previous capabilities combined -- it's finally getting closer to becoming your doctor.

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Las startups de ehealth han recaudado 2.800 millones de dólares en el primer semestre del año | itespreso

Las startups de ehealth han recaudado 2.800 millones de dólares en el primer semestre del año | itespreso | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

 

La salud es uno de los segmentos que más están interesando a los inversores junto a la tecnología. Según calcula la firma de análisis CB Insights, las empresas emergentes de salud y ciencias de la vidarecaudaron el año pasado más de 8.000 millones de dólares de capital riesgo.

 

Pero también está la hibridación entre ambos sectores, lo que conocemos como esalud o ehealth. Las startups dedicadas a este campo habrían levantado durante el primer semestre de este 2015 2.800 millones de dólares de financiación, según los cálculos de Startup Health.

 

El record de lo que va de año lo tendría Zenefits, con 500 millones de dólares de fondos obtenidos. Por detrás se sitúen la aseguradora de salud Oscar (con una ronda de 145 millones de dólares) y en tercera posición está NantBioScience (una empresa de ciencias de la vida).

 


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How Fitbit and IBM Watson are transferring the power of healthcare data from one hand to another

How Fitbit and IBM Watson are transferring the power of healthcare data from one hand to another | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it

The last week saw a couple of very important announcements in the world of healthcare.

 

Wearable device pioneer Fitbit announced an IPO that could raise over $100 million. Fitbit is at the leading edge of a consumer and connected health revolution that promotes the notion of a “quantified self” through a wearable device that works as a fitness tracker.

 

Separately, IBM Watson Healthcare announced a major push into the healthcare analytics space through strategic partnerships with Mayo Clinic, one of the nation’s leading hospitals and medical research institutions, and Epic, a provider of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems with access to vast amounts of patient medical records. IBM has been aggressively pursuing access to patient data to feed the Watson engine, more recently through the acquisition of Explorys and Phytel. These acquisitions and partnerships deepen IBM’s commitment to extend Watson’s cognitive computing power to advance the quality of healthcare, specifically in areas such as cancer prediction and treatment.


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"transferring the power of healthcare data from the hands of scientists and medical practitioners to ordinary citizens."

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IBM Bets Big on Modernizing Medicine's Specialty EMR to Advance Watson

IBM Bets Big on Modernizing Medicine's Specialty EMR to Advance Watson | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
IBM announced a strategic investment in specialty practice EMR provider, Modernizing Medicine to accelerate the adoption of Watson cognitive computing in healthcare.

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Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, March 23, 2015 12:57 PM

And the move to healthcare continues...

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From Bathroom to Healthroom

From Bathroom to Healthroom | Medicine and Technology | Scoop.it
How magical technology will revolutionize human health

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